Dr. Alexandra Cristea - Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands -

Dr. Alexandra Cristea is assistant professor of Information Systems at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. She obtained her PhD at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, Japan. She has been organizer, program committee member, panel member, Doctoral consortium member, session chair, and reviewer for Hypertext, CATE, WBE, AH, E-Learn, ED-MEDIA, ICCE, and CEC, a.o. She is associate editor of the Journal of Educational Technology & Society, and reviewer for TNN and TKDE. She has given invited talks related to her research and projects in Italy, Greece, and Japan. Dr. Cristea has published over 80 research papers at international conferences and journals. Her present research embraces (authoring of) adaptive hypermedia, intelligent systems, user modelling, and distance learning via intelligent environments. Her full CV can be found at: http://wwwis.win.tue.nl/~alex/HTML/info.html
Prof. Dr. Franca Garzotto - Politecnico di Milano -

Prof. Dr. Franca Garzotto has a Degree in Mathematics from University of Padua (Italy) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Politecnico di Milano, where she is currently Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at the Dept. of Electronics and Information. Since 1988, she has been active in hypertext, multimedia, web applications, focusing on design, usability, adaptive human computer interaction and participating in over 15 European research projects on these topics. She was program committee member of many editions of the ACM Hypertext conference, the ACM Multimedia Conference, ICHIM, and “Museums and the Web”. She served as co-organizer of several international workshops on hypermedia related topics and program chair of ICHIM’01 (Milan 2001 - the largest worldwide conference on ICT applications to cultural heritage). She was European chair of ACM SIG-WEB (ACM Special Interest Group on Hypermedia & Web) from 1997 to 1999.